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Windell Middlebrooks died Monday, a rep for the actor confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter. He was 36.
Middlebrooks co-starred on the Dana Delany ABC drama Body of Proof and was known for starring as the Miller High Life delivery man in a series of commercials.
His family released the following statement:
“The Middlebrooks, with sorrowed hearts, announce the passing of a young, black star. Windell took his final bow and with great joy exited stage left in the early morning of March 9th, 2015. It was Windell’s biggest wish that his final scene not be lived on social media. Further details will be forthcoming once the family members plans have been finalized. At this time we have no further information for the press and ask that space is given to his family and friends in their time of mourning.”
TMZ reports the actor was found unconscious in his San Fernando Valley home on Monday and was pronounced dead at the hospital soon after. The cause of death was unknown.
A native of Fort Worth, Texas, Middlebrooks played deputy chief medical examiner Curtis Brumfield on Body of Proof, which aired from 2011-13.
He had a part in the just-released film Road Hard, starring Adam Carolla.
Middlebrooks had regular roles on Disney Channel’s The Suite Life on Deck and Scrubs (when it ran on ABC). He also was seen on such series as The Bernie Mac Show, My Name Is Earl, ER, Parks and Recreation and It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.
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